New Tri Bike!
I have been road-biking for a while and love it, but went to cheer on a friend at a half-Ironman this past weekend and am inspired to train for a half-ironman next July (2014). I’d also like to get a triathlon bike to start getting used to and training on. I have (2) options right now:
2011 Cannondale Slice 3 (only 60 miles on the bike!) - $2000
2008 Felt B2 (upgraded with Sram Red mostly, roughly 2000 miles on the bike) - $1500
I took them both to a local tri fitter and both fit me well with a little adjustment. So assuming they both fit me well (the most important thing), which bike should I go with? I feel comfortable on both bikes, but the fitter said I’d feel even better once we made a couple small adjustments.
Which would you buy? Is the Slice significantly better where the extra $500 is worth spending?
What kind of road bike do you have? If it's halfway decent, I'd just stick with that. Add some clip-on aerobars and you're good to go.
Not sure if this is allowed so sorry if not but......
All I have is road bike with aerobars
unless money is no issue (though it seems like it isn't) I would at least do a couple tris before dropping thousands on a new bike
Which would I buy? Assuming functionality and fit are nearly the same, I'd go with the cooler looking one. At the end of the day looking fast is fairly important, too. :D
So I'd go with the Slice because I think it looks awesome and I think the B2 is ugly as hell. Though that 500 bucks you save could get you a used powertap (or a new one or a Stages for 200 more), so that's not insignificant either.